Virus Hoaxes

What is a virus Hoax?

A virus hoax is a report of a fictional virus. These are often sent out as emails requesting that you forward them on to as many people as possible to stop the spread of the fictional virus. These virus hoaxes create lots of unwanted email messages for the people who receive them and also may serve spread rumors about companies products and services. 

Help stop the spread of virus hoaxes by checking the legitimacy of the emails before passing them on. Passing on these hoaxes only helps to spread incorrect information.

 

Where can I find a list of virus hoaxes and more information about hoaxes?

Symantec maintains a list of virus hoaxes on their website. Information about these hoaxes is also contained there. Please use it as a reference before passing on emails about viruses.

    It can be found at:

                http://www.sarc.com/avcenter/hoax.html External Link

 

 

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